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  • #16
    Blank screen

    I tried the new version, running on a Lenovo Z61m, X1400.

    When I run as a regular user, I get a black screen and the system hangs. I can't switch to a console, and I can't ctrl+alt+backspace out of X. I can do ctrl+alt+del, however.

    When I run as root, the same thing happens, UNLESS I enable Composite, which of course makes DRI not work.

    What's wrong here?

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    • #17
      Originally posted by elenius View Post
      I tried the new version, running on a Lenovo Z61m, X1400.

      When I run as a regular user, I get a black screen and the system hangs. I can't switch to a console, and I can't ctrl+alt+backspace out of X. I can do ctrl+alt+del, however.

      When I run as root, the same thing happens, UNLESS I enable Composite, which of course makes DRI not work.

      What's wrong here?

      I didn't try 8.34.8 yet, but with 8.33.6 i had the very same problem on my Box (Acer Aspire T180 (AMD Athlon 64 X2, ATI Radeon X1550)). No clue as to what the problem ist, so far, nobody was able to give me an answer and even Michael, despite being helpful in getting the driver compiled at all, didn't manage (or had time?) to fix that issue for me.

      CYA Arne

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      • #18
        Btw, trying to ping the box via network when it froze didn't come back showing that it actually crashed hard - so no wonder changing to console or killing X doesn't work.

        CYA Arne

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        • #19
          BTW, I also tried a couple of suggested solutions that I found for the blank screen problem. Adding Option "ForceMonitors" "notv" to xorg.conf, etc. to no avail.

          I think the reason why it works with Composite enabled is precisely because that caused DRI to be disabled. In other words, I could probably just disable DRI and it would work. Too sick of messing with it to try that now.

          So, I used to have a driver with working DRI, and non-working XV (8.33.6). Now I have another choice: Working XV and no DRI. Progress, ATI-style, I guess.

          Can someone confirm that you have got both DRI and XV working on a 64-bit machine with 8.34?

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          *EDIT: Problem solved. Hrm, I didn't have all the new RPMs installed, only the kernel package. So I was running a mix of versions. It all works now
          Last edited by elenius; 02-22-2007, 09:25 PM.

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          • #20
            but does it really work? I have just installed and still cannot use kdetv on my x800-xl. that application works fine using open source drivers.
            is this problem just mine or does it affect other punters?
            take care
            Renato

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            • #21
              Originally posted by thecaptain2000 View Post
              but does it really work? I have just installed and still cannot use kdetv on my x800-xl. that application works fine using open source drivers.
              is this problem just mine or does it affect other punters?
              take care
              Renato
              Never tried kdetv with it but I know tvtime and mythtv works (though there is a bug in myth and fglrx).
              Michael Larabel
              http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Michael View Post
                Never tried kdetv with it but I know tvtime and mythtv works (though there is a bug in myth and fglrx).
                kdetv as well as xawtv don't seem to work with the fglrx drivers installed. It's not only with the x800 series of video card, but all of the radeon cards I have tried these software with. Tvtime does work properly with or without the fglrx drivers
                installed.

                Note that I had the same problem under FC5 since after the release of the 8.28 drivers. Since I have the same problem under Slackware, I'd have to assume the this is an AMD/ATI problem, but since tvtime is working, I don't worry to much about it.
                Last edited by glussier; 02-23-2007, 12:34 PM.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Michael View Post
                  I see the newest problems with Rawhide. I am working on the specifier-qualifier-list problem right now.
                  Have you made any progress in resolving the scripts with the rawhide distro?

                  Thanks,

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by pabloa View Post
                    Have you made any progress in resolving the scripts with the rawhide distro?

                    Thanks,
                    I am still working on it and with the 8.35 packaging scripts. Unfortunately there is a major break in the packaging script compatibility between 8.34 -> 8.35, but hopefully will have the time to backport the changes.
                    Michael Larabel
                    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by d2kx View Post
                      8.35 comes on the 14th of march. This one will include Kernel 2.6.20 support.
                      Today is March 17.

                      Partha
                      www.partha.com

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by partha View Post
                        Today is March 17.

                        Partha
                        www.partha.com
                        Yes, yes it is. I wonder when the new driver will be out

                        On an entirely different note, I can confirm Fedora Rawhide will work with this month's driver.
                        Michael Larabel
                        http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                        • #27
                          Great, I start liking Fedora but had troubles with Test 2 & fglrx and I can't burn dvds for FC6 because my writeable DVDs (german: Rohlinge) are currently damaged and I use the LiveCD Installer.

                          8.35 would have been released if the R600 wouldn't have been delayed again.

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                          • #28
                            how much has r600 been delayed this time?

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by yoshi314 View Post
                              how much has r600 been delayed this time?
                              April and some parts to May.
                              Michael Larabel
                              http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Michael View Post
                                Yes, yes it is. I wonder when the new driver will be out

                                On an entirely different note, I can confirm Fedora Rawhide will work with this month's driver.
                                Michael,

                                The script you wrote for F7 Test 1 works fine with FC6 current kernel. Is the script still available and / or can I make it available at my website?

                                Thanks,

                                Partha
                                www.partha.com

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